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Top 5 Things You Should Know about UV Eye Protection

Despite the importance of always wearing UV-protective sunglasses while outside, many people are still unaware of these key points regarding UV eye protection.

  1. Despite the health risks of UV exposure, not all sunglasses have UV protection. Since UV protection is crucial to shielding eyes from damaging radiation, it is imperative to look for a label, sticker or tag indicating UV protection before purchasing a pair of sunglasses.
  2. UV protection has nothing to do with the darkness or color of a lens. Wearing sunglasses with dark lenses without adequate UV protection can actually be worse than wearing no sunglasses at all because they cause the eye’s pupil to dilate, which then increases retinal exposure to the unfiltered UV.
  3. Children receive three times the annual sun exposure of adults, increasing their susceptibility to UV eye damage. And, unlike the mature ocular lens of an adult eye, a child’s immature lens cannot filter out UV as easily. The need for UV protection for children is compounded by the fact that it is easier to find youth sunglasses that do not provide adequate UV protection. That’s why parents should always have their children‘s sunglasses tested for UV protection.
  4. UV rays are just as dangerous on cloudy days as they are on clear days. Just like skin, eyes can accumulate harmful UV radiation on overcast days so be sure to wear proper eye and skin protection while outside.
  5. Similar to cloudy days, cold days also carry UV risk. The sun is present year-round, which means UV rays are a constant regardless of weather. UV rays can’t be seen, but their long-term effects are extremely damaging to the eyes.

Christmas Gift Giving “Eye”deas

Christmas is an opportunity to provide thoughtful and useful gifts to those you love. Sure we may be a little biased because we get excited about all the possibilities when it comes to gift giving from your local eye doc ! Why? Because we hear it in the office every day but no one really thinks outside of the box on how terrific of a gift can be created within the context of your eyes.

A second pair for a different look

Take for instance the person who would love to have more than one pair of glasses to change up their look throughout the year. We see the dilemma daily. A patient who can’t decide between which pair of eyewear; which look they want to go with. Ultimately they decide on one pair but really love several pairs. Just as we have more than one pair of shoes; different shoes for different occasions, so do we long for different eyewear for different occasions. The very first thing that people see when they look at you are your eyes, not your feet! We have shoes for sports, shoes for dress, shoes for casual and so many fashion conscious people want a different look!

Improve your game

From fishing to cycling to snow skiing and laying on the beach……here’s a pair of eyewear that can help you be more successful in every sport you participate. It is amazing how the right pair of eyewear or sunwear can enhance you performance.

Relieve eye strain and fatigue at work

But, not only can another pair of glasses provide a new look, also some serve better functions! If your significant other works on the computer all day long a pair of task specific eyewear can help them more comfortably and reduce eye strain, fatigue and protect them from harmful blue light emitted from the computer.

Protection from UV rays causing lid and eye cancers, premature cataracts and macular degeneration

Sunglasses are not only a great fashion accessory but serve a very important purpose. Show your loved one how much you care with a pair of quality sunwear.

Encourage needed care for your loved one

Do you have a loved one who is well past due in caring for themselves? Your mom, your dad, your grandparents? They have everything they need and nothing on their Chistmas list yet they have not taken time to care for their eyes or wearing old eyewear to save money and not spend on themselves. A gift certificate for care or eyewear can help them preserve their vision and keep them looking and seeing their best.

Gift Certificates

Perfect idea if you can’t decide!! We have beautifully designed Christmas gift Certificates that you would be proud to give.

Christmas gift certificate

 

 

Celebrate Sunglasses Month with 20% off all Sunwear

Top 5 Things You Should Know about UV Eye Protection

Despite the importance of always wearing UV-protective sunglasses while outside, many people are still unaware of these key points regarding UV eye protection.

  1. Despite the health risks of UV exposure, not all sunglasses have UV protection. Since UV protection is crucial to shielding eyes from damaging radiation, it is imperative to look for a label, sticker or tag indicating UV protection before purchasing a pair of sunglasses.
  2. UV protection has nothing to do with the darkness or color of a lens. Wearing sunglasses with dark lenses without adequate UV protection can actually be worse than wearing no sunglasses at all because they cause the eye’s pupil to dilate, which then increases retinal exposure to the unfiltered UV.
  3. Children receive three times the annual sun exposure of adults, increasing their susceptibility to UV eye damage. And, unlike the mature ocular lens of an adult eye, a child’s immature lens cannot filter out UV as easily. The need for UV protection for children is compounded by the fact that it is easier to find youth sunglasses that do not provide adequate UV protection. That’s why parents should always have their children‘s sunglasses tested for UV protection.
  4. UV rays are just as dangerous on cloudy days as they are on clear days. Just like skin, eyes can accumulate harmful UV radiation on overcast days so be sure to wear proper eye and skin protection while outside.
  5. Similar to cloudy days, cold days also carry UV risk. The sun is present year-round, which means UV rays are a constant regardless of weather. UV rays can’t be seen, but their long-term effects are extremely damaging to the eyes.

Christmas Gift Giving “Eye”deas

Christmas is an opportunity to provide thoughtful and useful gifts to those you love. Sure we may be a little biased because we get excited about all the possibilities when it comes to gift giving from your local eye doc ! Why? Because we hear it in the office every day but no one really thinks outside of the box on how terrific of a gift can be created within the context of your eyes.

A second pair for a different look

Take for instance the person who would love to have more than one pair of glasses to change up their look throughout the year. We see the dilemma daily. A patient who can’t decide between which pair of eyewear; which look they want to go with. Ultimately they decide on one pair but really love several pairs. Just as we have more than one pair of shoes; different shoes for different occasions, so do we long for different eyewear for different occasions. The very first thing that people see when they look at you are your eyes, not your feet! We have shoes for sports, shoes for dress, shoes for casual and so many fashion conscious people want a different look!

Improve your game

From fishing to cycling to snow skiing and laying on the beach……here’s a pair of eyewear that can help you be more successful in every sport you participate. It is amazing how the right pair of eyewear or sunwear can enhance you performance.

Relieve eye strain and fatigue at work

But, not only can another pair of glasses provide a new look, also some serve better functions! If your significant other works on the computer all day long a pair of task specific eyewear can help them more comfortably and reduce eye strain, fatigue and protect them from harmful blue light emitted from the computer.

Protection from UV rays causing lid and eye cancers, premature cataracts and macular degeneration

Sunglasses are not only a great fashion accessory but serve a very important purpose. Show your loved one how much you care with a pair of quality sunwear.

Encourage needed care for your loved one

Do you have a loved one who is well past due in caring for themselves? Your mom, your dad, your grandparents? They have everything they need and nothing on their Chistmas list yet they have not taken time to care for their eyes or wearing old eyewear to save money and not spend on themselves. A gift certificate for care or eyewear can help them preserve their vision and keep them looking and seeing their best.

Gift Certificates

Perfect idea if you can’t decide!!

 

 

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